The Washington House - Pennsylvania

4.5
3093 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American
The Washington House Restaurant is open for indoor and outdoor dining plus made to order takeout!

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Whether you are looking for a romantic dinner, a casual drink in our historic bar, fresh air while dining on our patio or a light snack before a show next door at Sellersville Theater, you will be pleased with our eclectic menu and our warm hospitality. Our guests especially enjoy the carefully chosen wine and beer lists and year round calendar of events including beer and wine tastings, specialty food nights and holiday menus.
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MappleJax
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food3service5ambience4

The Washington is an experience that one must take. I’ve marveled at its evolution over the years. My first experience was back in 2004 and since then the quality of the culinary experience has waned. They do try dearly at keeping that cozy atmosphere in the midst of a beautifully maintained historical building. Voices carry easily. The lighting is easy and soft. The wait staff is marvelous at tending their patrons and make you feel comfortable. Definitely not the same as I remember.

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JohnM
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great place to eat before a show. The food is uniformly excellent.

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Greybeard
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had the New England Clam Chowder. It was by far the best chowder I have had. It was a bit lighter than most yet very creamy and flavorful. My wife had the sweet potato with curry, again excellent. I had the smaller beef cut with potato, mushroom and asparagus. They could have spared another one or two spears of asparagus and a bit more mushroom, but the cut of meat was fine and very well prepared.

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Tasha
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food4service2ambience3

The staff seemed stressed and busy and ignored our table.

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LisaL
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Our waiter George was absolutely wonderful! He made our dining experience extraordinary. Thank you George! The restaurant was decorated beautifully for Christmas.

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Annec
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good meal relaxing time with my son & daughter in law. My third visit and I will be returning.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
35 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great pate and wonderful duck. Beautiful setting. Just have a snack in advance if eating immediately after a concert at the adjacent theater. They try hard, but the struggle of so many arrivals at once can make even items like pate (that has to be made in advance) a very long time coming.

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Pasha
Philadelphia
18 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Pre-concert meal. Good food, excellent service.

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JohnK
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Food excellent. Drinks were very good, especially the Bourbon Brown Sugar Old Fashioned. Service Excellent. Ambiance very good. Only weakness was dessert - it was fair. Will recommend.

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steve
Philadelphia
54 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Pleasant meal on a Wednesday eve before show at Sellersville Theatre. Had read prior reviews about food taking very long, so we allowed extra time. Not a problem. Server was excellent, attentive to our questions and requests. From tasty pierogi appetizer, to entrees and luscious dessert, every dish came out timely and well presented. My bronzini, however, a bit over cooked.

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vipLongCoolWoman
Philadelphia
16 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Having lunch in the beautifully decorated bar was just what we needed to get in the holiday mood! Ellie, the barkeep, was responsive and friendly, and we enjoyed every bite of our food. LOVE the Washington House!

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SusanN
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience2

Food was burnt and over salted. The waitress was inattentive and paid considerably more attention to the

The Washington House - Pennsylvania
Responded on November 29, 2021

SusanN, Wow, we hate to hear that! I am very sorry your meal did not meet your standards OR ours. I would love to hear more about your experience, so we can do better for all future guests, and also hopefully make it up to you. Sincerely, Elayne Brick Proprietor

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CrackTheSky
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience3

Probably just a sign of the times, but the service was poor on this visit. It has been fine in the many times I've dined here in the past. Good beer selection and food.

The Washington House - Pennsylvania
Responded on November 29, 2021

Thank you for your thoughtful and forgiving review. We are experiencing some "re-growing" pains, and 11/26 was a particularly difficult night for us. We are busy reviewing our missteps and doing more training. We look forward to seeing you again and giving you the excellent service you expect from us.

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JoanneS
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience5

Great food but kitchen was behind. Waited 1 1/2 hours to get our food.

The Washington House - Pennsylvania
Responded on November 29, 2021

Dear Joanne, Thank you for your comments! We are sorry you had such a long wait. Last Friday night was a particularly difficult night for us and we are reviewing our missteps to make sure that doesn't happen again. Please give us another chance to give you the great service you expect from us!

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ChristineH
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience4

I’ve eaten here many times and LOVE IT! For some reason this visit we waited for a very long time for our food. I understand that restaurants are short staffed and they did comp us some drinks and dessert to make up for it which was appreciated. I’ll continue to go back as the food is fabulous! At this time we need to be patient as some businesses are struggling to get help! I hope that was the case.

The Washington House - Pennsylvania
Responded on November 29, 2021

ChristineH, Thank you for your thoughtful and forgiving comments. Friday night after Thanksgiving was a particularly difficult night for us. We are busy reviewing our missteps and doing more training. We look forward to seeing you again and giving you the excellent service you expect from us.

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GeeZee
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We enjoyed an excellent Thanksgiving Dinner in a cozy little table by the window beautifully decorated for the holidays. Thank you.

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Susan
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience4

We reserved for Thanksgiving dinner a month prior. The wait service was polite; however extremely slow for the food to come out. We waited 40 minutes for our main course after our salads and when it finally came it was cold. The manager did deduct some of the costs off the bill; but very disappointed at the service.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food that rotates seasonally.

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Deck
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Stopped in before the concert
Great place

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Elliot
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Actually sat at bar with my wife which is always a cozy place to be at this establishment. Came in about 3 hours before show at adjoining Sellersville Theatre so only 5 or 6 people at bar and they have lots of space so no being to close to other people/pandemic issues (even though both my wife and I have received Pfizer vaccine boosters). Nice to see the manager again Brett who is always a delight to speak with. Bar tenders were great and so was the food.

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Flip67
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great venue, great location right next to the theater. The wait staff was very friendly and we were in and out before a show in 90 minutes.

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DebV
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lunch in the bar area. The food and service is always great!

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MicheleL
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I were there to celebrate our anniversary, the experience was great! The food was so delicious and the ambiance overall was great, however there were a few tables with loud guests…. Not their fault. Overall service was good and the food was fantastic! They even gave us each a glass of champagne for free, I thought that was a nice touch. We will definitely be going back.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

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amr1986
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

wonderful service & ambiance. yummy food & drinks.

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TonyM
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time eating here in years since I moved out of the area. Food and service are still top notch.

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MICHAELV
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food selection was unique, well prepared and presented nicely. Pleasant atmosphere.

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vipkatmc1148
Philadelphia
40 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Request for a quiet table were honored. Ambiance was charming. Food was delicious. Service was excellent. Recommend.

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aliciam
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great drinks, and lovely atmosphere!! Will be back

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Marianne
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience4

They had a large party in a back room and that seemed to make our service slow.

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CMTS
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Have been going to Washington House for years and always very good food and excellent services.

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vipInga
Philadelphia
21 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great ambience - attentive service. Lovely beet salad. Good butternut squash soup was not enhanced by the balsamic drizzle or Pepitas still in their shells that were too hard to chew but it was very good soup - excellent cappuccino. I would go back. Love the atmosphere and it’s very relaxing.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Food was cold and very small potion - basically a piece of fish - that’s it.

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Jack
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We where there on not a very busy day, so the noise level was way down. Great service and great food. Had the salmon, filet and some Brussel sprouts. All was really good and we will definitely be back.

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PhelpsF
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

first back since the pandemic. Better then ever. Gabby is great. Food is first class.
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Darya
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good food and service with reasonable prices.

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John1126
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was excellent. Our server, Monica, was right there to take our orders and ensure food was prepared to our specifications. She was outstanding.

The Washington House - Pennsylvania
Responded on November 8, 2021

Thank you, John1126! We will be sure to let Monica know you appreciated her service! The kind words always make our day!

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JimK
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience4

We were seated immediately, that’s the one good thing about my experience. Had to place our drink order through the hostess because our server had yet to show their face. This was after a 15 minute wait. Drinks took forever but at least we met our server. Ceaser salad was decent. Will probably return because of its location to the Sellersville Theatre. Oh, the sausage sandwich was nothing to write home about.

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PalateMan
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was excellent, all food was well prepared and tasty. Quiet laid back ambiance.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Always have a good meal at the WH! Food was delicious! Drinks were prompt and tasty. Bread crusty and warm! I had the duck and subbed the parm truffle fries for the potato salad (upcharge). Fries were a bit salty but still delicious. Hubby had the burger which was very good (he doesn’t get excited about food). We split the creme brûlée (I do like it room temp -warm — ours was a little colder than I like) but it was delicious! Service was great … very attentive!!!! Can’t say enough about it! While we were there some man came in complaining about a doggy bag that his wife left 20 minutes prior as it had been discarded. The manager handled it with grace even though the guy was being a rude jerk… says a lot about the place! Comfortable, warm atmosphere. Will be back!

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The Washington House - Pennsylvania is rated 4.5 stars by 3093 OpenTable diners.

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